Do Great Work, Have Fun, Make Money

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I have only been at MP&F for 30 days. Already, I see how the tagline “do great work, have fun, make money” represents the culture at MP&F – a culture that has lasted for 30 years. From the little things, like moving a staff meeting outside when the office is too cold for some, to the unexpected things, like taking pictures with a catfish to support the Preds, surprises are common. But, working here is not always fun and games. Alongside playful Instagram shoots and pingpong tournaments, staff members are dedicated to producing the highest-quality work for the firm and … Read More

Work/Life Balance: Intern Edition

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So my college major, grades and transcripts won’t matter in the “real world,” or at least that’s what I’m told. The question then becomes ‘what can we students do to land that postgraduate dream job?’ College students have figured out that experience is everything and internships are priceless – literally. (Most are unpaid.) Finding the right internship is difficult, but a whole new challenge arises after you accept a position.   While business professionals discuss the importance of work/life balance, students like me should think about a work/life/school balance. Interns must keep up with their professional responsibilities on top of … Read More

4 Things To Know About MP&F

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For the past two months, I have worked as an MP&F intern conducting research, creating social media calendars, writing blog posts and generally learning what it’s like to work in an agency setting. It’s been a great experience that I will always cherish. For those who are curious as to what it’s like to work here, I drafted a blog post about my time at MP&F. 1.) MP&F has a long list of clients, and you will work with a diverse group of them. On my first day as an intern, I was placed on five different client teams in various industries … Read More

Transition From Intern to Professional Staff

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Every college student looks forward to walking across the stage and receiving his or her undergraduate degree. The late nights filled with double espresso shots, the frantic cram sessions during finals week and the insurmountable piles of homework have taken their toll, and graduation can’t come soon enough. In my last semester, I had the opportunity to intern at MP&F. My previous internship experience included stops at Fletcher Rowley, Inc., U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper’s office and the Tennessee General Assembly. I was convinced I wanted to work in politics, until I interned at MP&F. As I neared the final weeks … Read More